- a flute player.
Origin of flutist
Examples from the Web for flutist
Not only did Palin show off her skills as a flutist as well, but she was awarded the title of Miss Congeniality.15 Hilarious Pageant Moments
June 18, 2013
But as a flutist he surpassed himself in all other qualities.Dust of New York
When he grew to manhood he became first flutist in the Baltimore orchestra.Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four.
William H. Elson
The fiddler stood with bow suspended over the strings, the flutist with fingers on all stops.In the Roar of the Sea
He inherited the love of music from his parents,—his father having been a flutist and his mother an alto singer and pianist.The Standard Cantatas
George P. Upton
He came of a musical family, his father being a flutist, while his mother played the piano and sang.Woman's Work in Music
- mainly US and Canadian a variant of flautist
Word Origin and History for flutist
c.1600, probably from French flûtiste; replaced Middle English flouter (early 13c., from Old French flauteor) and is preferred in U.S. The British preference is flautist (q.v.), a Continental reborrowing that returns the original diphthong.